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Project Officer at Catholic Relief Services

  • Full Time
  • Blantyre
  • Salary: 00

Catholic Relief Services

JOB DESCRIPTION

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

 

Job Summary:

As a member of the Cyclone Freddy food security restoration project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

This position is conditional upon grant approval

 

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.

 

Required Languages – Fluency in English and Chichewa (both oral and written skills) required.

 

Travel – The position is based in Blantyre with regular travel to Chikwawa, Zomba and Mulanje required. Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% on a monthly basis

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in project management, development studies or related.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in Emergency cash programming and recovery projects
  • Experience in working for an NGO would be a plus.
  • Proven experience in working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement, community development, community mobilization or similar self-help initiatives and a desire to maximize integration of program delivery preferred
  • Ability to write reports and effectively present information
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

 

Supervisory Responsibilities (none)

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Head of Programming, Program Managers, in-country technical staff, MEAL Technical Officers, Head of Operations, Finance Manager, Procurement Manager.

External: Local NGOs, GOM and key coordination forums

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of Emergency cash and for an NGO would be a plus.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.Note:  All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ABOUT US

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

 

ABOUT THE TEAM

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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